The Bardavon continues THE MET: LIVE IN HD 2015/16 SEASON
Saturday April 30 at 1pm at The Bardavon in Poughkeepsie
(Kingston, NY) The Bardavon is pleased to continue The Met: Live in HD 2015/16 season with the Strauss masterpiece Elektra on Saturday, April 30, 1pm at the Bardavon in Poughkeepsie.
Straussâ€™s blazing tragedy about an ancient Greek princess hell-bent on revenge comes to the Met in the final opera production by the legendary director Patrice ChÃ©reau, who died in 2014. Esa-Pekka Salonen, who made a riveting Met debut leading ChÃ©reauâ€™s production of JanÃ¡Äekâ€™s From the House of the Dead in 2009, returns to conduct an extraordinary cast headed by Nina Stemme as the obsessed and bloodthirsty title character. Waltraud Meier sings her first Met performances of KlytÃ¤mnestra, Elektraâ€™s mother and the object of her fury, with Adrianne Pieczonka as Elektraâ€™s sister, Chrysothemis; Eric Owens as her exiled brother, Orest; and German tenor Burkhard Ulrich, in his Met debut, as the corrupt monarch Aegisth. ChÃ©reauâ€™s longtime collaborator Vincent Huguet will stage the production at the Met.
PRE SHOW TALK: One half hour prior to curtain time, ticket-holders are invited to enjoy an insightful talk at the Bardavon or UPAC on the day's production lead by Leslie Gerber, who is a music teacher at Marist's Center for Lifetime Studies and author of all Hudson Valley Philharmonic playbill liner notes.
The generous corporate sponsor of The Met: Live in HD at the Bardavon and UPAC is Premier Medical Group. The Met: Live in HD is also made possible in part through generous support from the Jane Nuhn Charitable Trust. Additional support also comes from the Dr. Edwin Ulrich Charitable Trust and the Steve and Julia Dunwell and Benjamin R. Strong Opera Funds of the Community Foundations of the Hudson Valley.
Tickets for ELEKTRA are $27 (Adults), $25 (Bardavon Member), and $20 (Children 12 and under) and are available at:
Bardavon Box Office
35 Market Street
UPAC Box Office
or through Ticketmaster at 800.745.3000 or www.ticketmaster.com
The remaining MET LIVE 15-16 season broadcast at Bardavon:
Donizettiâ€™s Roberto Devereux
May 7 â€“ Bardavon -1pm - encore
The Bardavon 1869 Opera House, Inc. (the Bardavon) is a New York State nonprofit corporation that owns and operates two historic theaters â€“ the 944-seat namesake theater in Poughkeepsie and 1515-seat Ulster Performing Arts Center (UPAC) in Kingston â€“ and the regionâ€™s premiere orchestra, the Hudson Valley Philharmonic. It presents top-notch music, dance, theater, and classic films for diverse audiences in both its venues; stages free annual outdoor events in local communities; and partners with regional schools to offer unique arts-based learning experiences. The Bardavon also continues to restore and preserve its historic theaters for todayâ€™s audiences and future generations to enjoy. Visit www.bardavon.org.